Month: October 2015


Triple Threat: Kelly Holiff

Get to know some of our favourite artists! Triple Threat is a regular feature that reveals which musicals left indelible impressions on the performers, musicians, and actors involved in Acting Up Stage productions. Up next is Kelly Holiff! More


Justin Rutledge joins the cast of UnCovered!

We have some great news for Acting Up Stage fans, and music fans across Toronto… Juno winner Justin Rutledge is going to perform in this year’s UnCovered concert!

Justin is an acclaimed recording artist from Toronto, and has gained a large following with his alt-country style. He has shared stages with Blue Rodeo, Dolly Parton, Kathleen Edwards and more, and won a Juno award for his 2013 album Valleyheart. His most recent release is Daredevil, full of covers of The Tragically Hip.  More


Triple Threat: Sara Farb

Get to know some of our favourite artists! Triple Threat is a regular feature that reveals which musicals left indelible impressions on the performers, musicians, and actors involved in Acting Up Stage productions. Up next is Sara Farb! More


Announcing the 2015/2016 Banks Prize winners!

After an extremely talented pool of auditions, we’re so excited to announce the winners of the 2015/2016 Syd and Shirley Banks Prize!

Brittany Banks is a P.E.I. native and recent graduate of Toronto’s Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, who has already worked as a performer, director, and choreographer. Colin Simmons recently appeared in Sheridan College’s acclaimed production of Brantwood as the Caretaker, which won this year’s audience choice Dora Award. He’s also currently studying in Theatre 20’s Composium Lab under Leslie Arden.

As always, it was a very tough decision. But we’re so excited to see what Brittany and Colin create in their very own cabaret in March! But in the meantime, they’ll be performing in UnCovered: Simon & Garfunkel  alongside industry pros like Reza Jacobs, Michael Therriault and Louise Pitre.  More